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  • Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing?

    There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling. More than 100 hospitals have closed since 2010, and the pace has quickened in the past couple of years. Hospitals are...
  • Former medical director of Hollywood clinic gets 5-year prison sentence in Medicare fraud

    The former medical director of a Hollywood psychiatric hospital was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a $5.5 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday. After a six-week jury trial in February,...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    2 rescued from wreckage in Nepal's capital 5 days after quake, bringing some moments of joy The 15-year-old boy had been buried alive under the rubble of this quake-stricken capital for five days, listening to bulldozers clearing mountains of debris,...
  • 'Little purple pill' costs Medicare the most; new numbers released

    'Little purple pill' costs Medicare the most; new numbers released
    In its ongoing effort towards increasing transparency on health care costs, Medicare has released its spending on prescription drugs for 2013. (The numbers may give you heartburn!) Read more at http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150430/NEWS/...
  • Community News for Windsor edition

    Local Resident honored at Red Sox Game WINDSOR - Peter Sanders of Windsor recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Washington Nationals on April 15. Peter was...
  • Covering the Bases: Report 'up-coding' wheelchair violation to Medicare

    Covering the Bases: Report 'up-coding' wheelchair violation to Medicare
    My sister has a serious neurological disease. Approximately three years ago, she lost her ability to walk. She needed a wheelchair and responded to an advertisement for a "free wheelchair." At the time, I was concerned that the supplier was a sham....
  • Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health

    Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health
    Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which...
  • Paul Sassone: Politicians should follow doctor's advice

    First, do no harm. That ethical principle, taught to all health care students, ought to be demanded of all political candidates. They can do great harm, too. Take, for instance, the recent statements by two presidential candidates, Chris Christie...
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • Anthem Reports Strong Quarter On Medicaid Growth

    Anthem Reports Strong Quarter On Medicaid Growth
    Anthem Inc. reported first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as its Medicaid business grew. Anthem of Indianapolis is the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, based in Wallingford, the largest insurer in the...